Trash, Art, And The Movies
The podcast that pits arthouse cinema against brainless entertainment—and then declares a victor.
TAATM #148: Splash vs. The Secret Of Roan Inish

Paul and Erin dive into two cinematic takes on the mermaid myth: Ron Howard's 1984 romantic comedy SPLASH, starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah; and John Sayles' 1994 Irish fantasy THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH. A little boy showing up naked on the beach, or a beautiful blonde showing up naked at the Statue of Liberty: which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, and INSIDE OUT.

Direct download: TAATM_148__Splash_vs._The_Secret_Of_Roan_Inish.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24am EDT

TAATM #147: Total Recall vs. A Scanner Darkly

Paul and Erin review two films adapted from the mindbending work of sci-fi author Philip K. Dick: the 1990 Paul Verhoeven/Arnold Schwarzenegger action blockbuster TOTAL RECALL, and Richard Linklater's one-of-a-kind 2006 animated exercise in paranoid sci-fi A SCANNER DARKLY. Plus: our quick takes on JURASSIC WORLD, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SENSE8, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, FRANK SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL, and ORSON WELLES' LAST MOVIE.

Direct download: TAATM_147__Total_Recall_vs._A_Scanner_Darkly.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27am EDT

TAATM #146: Maggie vs. True Lies

Paul and Erin discuss two films showcasing the full range of Arnold Schwarzenegger's acting talents: the downbeat 2015 zombie drama MAGGIE, and James Cameron's 1994 action/comedy blockbuster TRUE LIES. Jamie Lee Curtis taking off her clothes or Abigail Breslin cutting off her finger: which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on LOVE & MERCY, SPY, and ENTOURAGE.

Direct download: TAATM_146__Maggie_vs._True_Lies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

TAATM #145: Walk The Line vs. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Erin and Paul review two films about iconic American recording artists: James Mangold's 2005 biopic WALK THE LINE, starring Joaquin Phoenix as country-music legend Johnny Cash; and WALK HARD, Jake Kasdan's 2007 spoof starring John C. Reilly as smell-blind singer/songwriter Dewey Cox. Plus: our quick takes on SAN ANDREAS, IRIS, SLOW WEST, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, and ALOHA.

Direct download: TAATM_145__Walk_The_Line_vs._Walk_Hard__The_Dewey_Cox_Story.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40am EDT